fetal tissue transplant


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fetal tissue transplant

n.
1. A procedure in which tissue from an aborted fetus is transplanted to the diseased or damaged tissue of a recipient in order to replace or augment the defective tissue, used especially to treat neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
2. The tissue used in such a procedure.
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Though fetal tissue transplant uses all sources of fetal tissue collection, i.
Jacques maintained that fetal tissue transplant team had specifically formulated a response as to how much activity a patient should engage in following fetal tissue transplant surgery.
The panel was also concerned that a woman might feel pressured to terminate a pregnancy if a friend or family member could benefit from a fetal tissue transplant.
Nelson tried an experimental fetal tissue transplant to replace the cells in the brain that produce dopamine.
suffering from Huntington's disease, will benefit from abortion when he receives a fetal tissue transplant later this month at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles.
The point was driven home for many in Congress when the administration ignored its own advisory committee's recommendation and extended a moratorium on funding for fetal tissue transplant research.
The following table depicts our experience with pre-immune and hypo-immune fetal tissue transplant at the axillary site of HLA and sex randomized adults with neo-plastic and non-neo-plastic disease backgrounds.
He previously served on the President's Committee on Mental Retardation, the Congressional Biomedical Ethics Advisory Committee, and the National Institutes of Health's Fetal Tissue Transplant Research Panel.
Fetal tissue transplant research for Parkinson's disease, diabetes, and other disorders will use tissue retrieved from the one and a half million abortions performed annually in the United States to end unwanted pregnancies.
But now a researcher who helped run the Parkinson's disease fetal tissue transplant experiment that ended so dismally thinks he can explain at least part of the problem.
7 million by the National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke (NINDS) was the first time the much-hyped fetal tissue transplant experiments were subjected to what scientists call "placebo control.
Meanwhile, HHS decides to places a moratorium on fetal tissue transplant research until a new Human Fetal Tissue Transplantation Research Panel appointed by NIH has studied the ethical issues.